Cast iron fry pans distribute heat evenly for better cooking results and retains heat effectively while requiring only low to medium cooking temperatures. This is ideal for frying meat, seafood and fish or searing meat on the stove top before putting in the oven to complete the cooking process. You can even make desserts like Tarte Tatin or Focaccia bread! This product is made in France. It provides all the benefits of cooking with cast-iron including compatibility with use of induction and other cook tops.